Ruken connects the native listeners of Anatolian music with the world of jazz and fusion (jazz-rock), while introducing jazz listeners into Turkey’s rich music tradition.
Ruken, while being deeply connected to Anatolian folk tradition, is inspired by contemporary jazz and fusion. With this integrated approach, the band musically explores the intimate moments that perpetually recreate the past, and seeks expressions that would enhance this sense of unity between past and present.
Ruken B Ensemble:
Ruken Barış vocals, Şinasi Celayiroĝlu guitar, Achim Heine drums & percussion, R. Gökhan Koçer bass, Jasper Blom saxaphone, Cesar Latorre Trabanco piano.